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Old 01-30-2013, 09:50 PM   #1
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Anyone else like variations in the intensity if light over a tank?


To me it looks more natural when the lighting over the tank has different intensity of illumination. It looks more natural, like perhaps there is a big tree or lim above shading some areas of a river or something. I'm going to try doing this window screen blocking different parts alon the length of the bulb. Anyone else like or do something similar?
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:49 PM   #2
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the light has to be ver far away to really achieve tis look
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:02 PM   #3
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My community tank features higher light plants at one end and mostly lower light plants at the other. The LED light bar is adjusted so it's centered over the right hand 2/3rds of the tank and I've got a screen covered piece of glass that helps dim the light on a small strip across the far left side.

Used to just use floaters to try and get the same affect, but they're bloody hard to keep corralled. Happily, I discovered the glass canopy for a 2.5g standard tank fits perfectly across my 37g tall--glued down window screen and it's ready to slide into place to keep my java fern and anubia just that little bit less lit.

Not the usual look, but I like the extra dimension it adds.

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Old 01-30-2013, 11:31 PM   #4
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My community tank features higher light plants at one end and mostly lower light plants at the other. The LED light bar is adjusted so it's centered over the right hand 2/3rds of the tank and I've got a screen covered piece of glass that helps dim the light on a small strip across the far left side.

Used to just use floaters to try and get the same affect, but they're bloody hard to keep corralled. Happily, I discovered the glass canopy for a 2.5g standard tank fits perfectly across my 37g tall--glued down window screen and it's ready to slide into place to keep my java fern and anubia just that little bit less lit.

Not the usual look, but I like the extra dimension it adds.

Exactly my thought. More dimension!
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